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The Ducks Unlimited President’s Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. The Lamar University chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters over the last year.    

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office made another large narcotics seizure Friday March 8, this time using one of Beaumont’s hard-working K-9 officers. 

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Press release from Lamar University Director of Alumni Affairs Linda Embs LeBlanc:

(AUSTIN) – The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System and Chancellor Brian named sole finalist in the Lamar University presidential search. Dr. Ken Evans was selected following an exhaustive national search that yielded more than 70 applications and nominations.

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A Beaumont woman was sentenced to jail time Monday, March 11 for burning her young child with an iron in order to discipline her.  

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Bartholomew Granger

Bartholomew Granger, a 41-year-old Houston man accused of opening fire in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on March 14, 2012, was back in court Friday, March 8, 2013.

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Police in Orange are investigating a burglary in the 2200 block of Westway St. reported Thursday morning. According to a report from OPD, someone broke in and stole the copper wiring from the victim's home while she was away.

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The baseball season for athletes participating in Adaptive Sports for Kids (ASK) kicked off on a cold and windy Saturday, March 2, at Doornbos Park in Nederland. Parents and children from around the region gathered together to support their teams and watch the opening ceremonies on the field in spite of the blustery weather.

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Stars had an opportunity to shine at the third annual “Arc’s Got Talent” show Thursday, Feb. 21, at Trinity United Methodist in Beaumont.
“We wanted to give people with developmental disabilities — the people we serve — a chance to be on stage and be the center of attention,” said Gary Hidalgo, executive director of the Arc of Greater Beaumont. “It’s also important to make the community aware of these disabilities.”

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While it’s true that Dr. James “Jimmy” Simmons made history by becoming Lamar’s first president emeritus, his true passion has always been music, according to those who know him best.

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Austin was buzzing this week, but it wasn’t necessarily 375 of your closest friends and neighbors who came to town for Golden Triangle Days that caused all the commotion. It seems that a plastic bag ban went into effect at area retailers that sent shoppers scrambling – and complaining. Elsewhere a flotilla of taco trucks, sandwich wagons and organic food purveyors took to the streets in a continuing burst of entrepreneurial zeal in the state’s capital city.

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